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The Spiritual Importance of Davis Cup

Johnny Groove
02-10-2012, 05:33 AM
Davis Cup these days is sometimes dismissed as a mere sideshow. Such a shame for such a long running and prestigious event. Davis Cup atmosphere is impossible to imitate at any grand slam, no matter how hard the French try. Davis Cup can change the careers of players and provide them with the self-belief that they can reach higher goals.

Look at Djokovic after winning Davis Cup in 2010. He’s won 4 out of the last 5 slams. Nadal in 2004, winning a crucial tie in the final in Seville, the history books tell you about the rest of his career. Even Fed in 2003, losing from 2 sets and a break up to Hewitt in Australia in the SF, losing 1-6 in the 5th. Heartbreaking for the Swiss, but he himself admits it was a turning point in his career. He won the Aussie Open 4 months later and the rest is legend.

Shit, even in the 20’s when Tilden was dominating and didn’t lose a match for 6 years(!!!), he lost a meaningless dead rubber vs. Rene Lacoste in 4 sets in the 1926 Davis Cup final, and it was the beginning of Tilden’s downfall and the rise of the French Musketeers in the late 20’s. USA had previously won the Davis Cup 7 straight years from 1920-26. USA won the 1926 DC final by 4-1, but the tide changed after. 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, the French beat the USA in the Davis Cup final every time.

It is a shame that this competition seems 2nd tier these days despite its ability to change careers. Watch this weekend and see and feel the energy coming from the stadium into your third party livestreams onto your computer screen and into your heart.

Vamos Davis Cup. Long live the Davis Cup :drink: :drink:

Stronga23
02-10-2012, 05:41 AM
Davis Cup always brings high quality high intensity matches and I love watching guys give it all for their country :worship:

leng jai
02-10-2012, 05:43 AM
Anyone who dismisses DC as a sideshow is a clown. The best thing is watching traditionally gimped mental midgets grow gigantic balls while playing for their country.

fast_clay
02-10-2012, 07:13 AM
you forgot to mention the two most important parts of it...

1) in a selish individual sport, this is a players chance to give back as if he were playing as an amateur...
2) forget about the world group, what about all the emerging nations...? where does tennis in lands without tournaments of any major gravity their day in the sun...?

it's massively important to the growth of game globally... only f**king tards, stroke victims and the mentally challenged and dismiss the competition because one or two selfish pr!cks refuse to turn out for it from year to year...

Davis Cup is the closest to purity a professional will ever feel...

and people wanna talk out their arse, take the narrow minded view and not look at the wider picture... c*ckheads

Goldenoldie
02-10-2012, 10:51 AM
The Davis Cup is as important in tennis as the Ryder Cup is in golf.

MariaV
02-10-2012, 10:55 AM
Anyone who dismisses DC as a sideshow is a clown. The best thing is watching traditionally gimped mental midgets grow gigantic balls while playing for their country.

Why no ajde at the end of this post? Unajde? :sad: :awww:

r3d_d3v1l_
02-10-2012, 11:07 AM
Make a world cup format and one day i´ll probably care about it.

Aphex
02-10-2012, 12:08 PM
Davis Cup is the fifth slam.

gulzhan
02-10-2012, 12:53 PM
Davis Cup is the fifth slam.

+1

DC produces the best tennis matches, no comparison to any tournament except for GSs. Whoever thinks it's a sideshow is either stupid or biased.

leng jai
02-10-2012, 12:54 PM
+1

DC produces the best tennis matches, no comparison to any tournament except for GSs. Whoever thinks it's a sideshow is either stupid or biased.

Are you forgetting Newport?

Ajde.